Saturday, 15 November 2014

Old Buckenham Women's Institute celebrates

Birthday and passing the baton

In late October Old Buckenham WI were pleased to welcome members and their guests for their 47th Birthday Party. After a “bring and share” supper and a glass of wine, they were entertained by “Hank” with music from the 60s and 70s including the Shadows, Jim Reeves, Cliff Richard and many more. Then there was the traditional glass of sherry and birthday cake to end the evening.
Several of the Old Buckenham members went to Diss on Thursday 6 November to welcome the WI “Baton” at the bus station as part of the WI Centenary celebrations. The baton was launched in Anglesey where the first WI meeting was held in September 1915. At the end of its journey it will have travelled throughout the 69 Federations of England, Wales and the Islands to celebrate the links of friendship within the community that have been made through the WI over the last 100 years. Norfolk Federation chose to take the Baton around the county by public bus as part of their involvement with the Norwich Bus Forum.

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